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A Weakened Tropical Storm Barry Creeps North, But Heavy Rain Remains A Major Concern

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 11:40

Forecasters estimate rainfall over south-central Louisiana at about 6 to 12 inches, and isolated maximum rainfall could reach up to 20 inches, posing potential "dangerous, life-threatening flooding."

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Caregiving For A Loved One? How To Get The Help You Need

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 10:07

Your friends want to help you out when there's a family health crisis. But it can be overwhelming to manage the offers of support. Here's advice to help friends help you.

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Simple Ways To Prevent Falls In Older Adults

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 08:21

More older adults are dying from falls today than they used to 20 years ago. But there are simple steps you can take to improve balance, vision and alertness — and keep from falling.

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Federal Clampdown On Burning Man Imperils Festival's Free Spirit Ethos, Say Burners

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 07:01

As the Bureau of Land Management tightens its grip on the annual gathering's population growth at Nevada's Black Rock desert, a freewheeling community finds its core identity under threat.

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Mixing Alcohol And Sun? Beware, A Buzz Begets A Faster Burn

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 07:00

Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of skin cancer. Part of the risk may be explained by the direct effect that alcohol has on antioxidant levels in the skin, which can hasten a sunburn.

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Clarence Thomas: From 'Black Panther Type' To Supreme Court's Conservative Beacon

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 07:00

The longest-serving member of the current court is also its furthest to the right, least traditional, and most controversial — and with a new conservative majority, he may be having a moment.

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Utility Says Power Restored In New York City After Outage Hits 73,000

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 23:37

Most of Manhattan's West Side went dark Sunday evening, halting subways, traffic and elevators. Officials say power has been fully restored after about five hours.

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New Zealand Starts Gun Buyback Program In Response To Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 17:47

In response to the March shootings that left 51 people dead, the nation's gun buyback program asks owners of now-banned weapons to turn them into police departments for cash.

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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 17:12

Almost 20 states have passed laws requiring third-graders who aren't proficient in reading to repeat the grade. The policy started in Florida 17 years ago.

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U.S. Cities Prepare For Planned Ice Raids On Sunday

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 15:11

The operations are expected to take place in at least 10 major cities and last for days. According to reports, ICE is prepared to target about 2,000 recently arrived migrant families.

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Simona Halep Defeats Serena Williams To Win Her First Wimbledon Title

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 14:20

Williams was vying for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, but fell to the 27 year old from Romania, 6-2, 6-2.

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Resident Talks About Hurricane Barry Making Landfall In Louisiana

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 12:41

NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Hanagriff, president of St. Mary Parish, in the storm's path.

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Climate Change Fuels Wetter Storms — Storms Like Barry

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 12:02

The water in the Gulf of Mexico is hot and the Mississippi River is high. That could spell disaster for Louisiana.

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Hurricane Barry Makes Landfall In Louisiana

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:49

The storm system has prompted tornado and flash flood warnings, and officials are keeping a close watch on New Orleans' levee system and infrastructure, which failed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Latest On Tropical Storm Barry

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:46

New Orleans is braced for the arrival of Barry, which may be near hurricane strength by the time it comes ashore Saturday.

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Video Of An Uber Driver In South Africa Singing Opera Goes Viral

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 10:00

Menzi Mngoma is hoping that the exposure will help him further his dream of becoming an international singing sensation who doesn't have to drive for Uber.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Aim To Ban Weddings By Internet-Ordained Ministers

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 08:26

Tennessee lawmakers passed a law to ban officiants ordained online from performing legal marriages in the state. But this month a judge said they can continue temporarily.

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Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change?

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 08:26

Some physicians say connecting environmental effects of climate change — heat waves, more pollen and longer allergy seasons — to the health consequences helps them better care for patients.

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How Mexico Beefs Up Immigration Enforcement To Meet Trump's Terms

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 08:00

Threatened with U.S. tariffs, Mexico agreed to step up migrant control, deploying a new security force, and catching and deporting more migrants. Here's how it's going.

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After Numerous Foul Ball Fan Injuries, Baseball Reconsiders Protective Netting

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 07:42

In 2018, all 30 MLB teams extended their netting over stadium dugouts. The protective measure has not done enough to safeguard fans from dangerous foul ball injuries.

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